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Noun: maxwell  'maks,wel or maks-wul
  1. A cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimetre in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
    - Mx
Noun: Maxwell  'maks,wel or maks-wul
  1. Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    - J. C. Maxwell, James Clerk Maxwell

Derived forms: maxwells

Type of: flux unit, magnetic flux unit, physicist

Part of: Wb, weber

Encyclopedia: Maxwell, NE